2. Statewide Business Continuity Planning Policy. DAS statewide business continuity planning (BCP) policy was signed into effect in March 2006.Policy directs executive branch agencies to develop business continuity plans (BCPs) by the end of the 2007-09 biennium.. 3. Statewide BCP policy. Purpose
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1. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Lynn Beaton
Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity Planning Program
March 19, 2009
2. 2 Statewide Business Continuity Planning Policy
DAS statewide business continuity planning (BCP) policy was signed into effect in March 2006.
Policy directs executive branch agencies to develop business continuity plans (BCPs) by the end of the 2007-09 biennium.
3. 3 Statewide BCP policy
Purpose of this policy is to:
ensure that “critical state services will continue despite their interruption by an emergency, disaster, or other unplanned event, whether natural or manmade.”
4. 4 Statewide BCP Policy Policy requires that agencies:
Designate a BCP Sponsor and a BCP Coordinator
Conduct a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Identify Critical Business Functions (CBFs) that must be restored within one month
Ensure periodic review and revision of the plans
5. 5 Disaster Recovery Policy requires that agencies:
“Complete a disaster recovery plan for the IT infrastructure that supports critical business functions.”
6. 6 Definition of Disaster Recovery “The technology and telecommunication aspect of a business continuity plan. The advance planning and preparations necessary to restore IT infrastructure, minimize loss and ensure continuity of the critical business functions of an organization in the event of disaster or unplanned event.”
(Definition is from the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII) – included in the state policy)
7. 7 BCP and Disaster Recovery The BCP comes first!
The BCP deals with the business side of your agency –
Identifies your Critical Business Functions (CBFs) and determines how quickly those functions should be restored.
BCP also describes what agencies do to provide services to customers while the technology is unavailable.
8. 8 Role of Disaster Recovery Disaster Recovery should follow Business Continuity.
How quickly can your IT staff restore services to your critical business operations?